Rankings & Designations


University of West Florida

  • Ranked No. 34 in the "Best Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 39 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 28 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 21 in the "Top Performers on Social Mobility - Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 15 in the "Top Public Schools - Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 19 in the "Best Colleges for Veterans - Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 52 in the "Best Value Schools - Regional Universities South" by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings (2017-2020)
  • Ranked No. 7 in the state in WalletHub's list of top higher education institutions (2020)
  • Ranked No. 77 for veteran friendliness by College Factual (2020)
  • Earned the second-highest score in the Florida Board of Governors' Performance-Based Funding Metrics (2019)
  • Earned the third-highest score in the Florida Board of Governors' Performance-Based Funding Metrics (2017, 2018)
  • Ranked silver on the "Schools of Distinction Award for Online Education Excellence" by BestColleges.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 11 in the "The Best Online Colleges in Florida for 2018" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 2 in the "20 Best Value College for Students with Autism" by BestValueSchools.com (2018, 2019)
  • Ranked a "Best Regional College - Southeastern" by The Princeton Review (2003-2019)
  • Received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
  • Named a "Best Online College in Florida" by AffordableCollegeCommunity.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 18 in the "Top 20 Cheap Online Bachelor's Degrees" by GreatValueColleges.net (2018)
  • Named a “Best for Vets College" by Military Times (2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020)
  • Listed in Forbes “Top Colleges” (2011-2012, 2014-2019)
  • Listed in the "Great Colleges to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016) and by ModernThink (2019)

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Ranked No. 4 in the "The 5 Best Online Master's in Political Science Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 9 in "Best Colleges for Communication Majors in Florida" by Zippia.com (2018)

College of Business

  • Ranked No. 33 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 78 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 138 in Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Listed in the Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs by College Consensus (2020)
  • Ranked No. 22 in the "Best Online MBA in Entrepreneurship Programs" by onlinecollegeplan.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 15 in the "Best Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Programs" by BestColleges.com
  • Ranked No. 20 in the "Best Online Programs: Master's in Human Resources" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 13 in the "Best Online MBA in Supply Chain Management Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 12 in the "Best Online Master’s in Entrepreneurship Degree Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 29 in the "Best Online MBA Programs & Degrees" by Study.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 9 in the "Top 50 College Financial Literacy Programs of 2019" by LendEDU.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 17 in the "Best Online Master's in Supply Chain Management Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2019)
  • Ranked No. 16 in the "Best Online Master's in Supply Chain Management Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 31 in the "Top 50 Most Affordable MBA Programs" by TopManagementDegrees.com (2018)

College of Education and Professional Studies

  • Ranked No. 15 for the Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Legal Studies by GreatValueColleges.net (2020)
  • Ranked No. 19 for the "Most Affordable Online Master's in Instructional Design" by BestCollegesOnline.org (2020)
  • Ranked No. 30 in Best Online Master's in Education Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 3 in "The Top 50 Online Master’s in Educational Leadership" by Intelligent.com (2020)
  • Ranked No. 96 in Best Online Master's in Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 12 in the "Best Online Master's in Public Administration Degree Programs" by intelligent.com (2020)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "15 Best Affordable Paralegal Studies Degree Programs (Bachelor's)" by Affordable Schools (2019)
  • Ranked No. 15 in the "Best Online Master's in Curriculum and Instruction Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 13 in the "Best Online Master's in Elementary Education Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 17 in the "The Best Online Master's in Reading & Literacy Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 1 in the "20 Most Affordable PhD in Online Teaching Online 2019" by AffordableSchools.net (2019)
  • Ranked No. 2 in the "15 Cheapest Online Programs in Educational Leadership and Administration" by TopEducationDegrees.org (2019)
  • Ranked No. 20 in the "The Best Online Master of Criminal Justice Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2019)
  • Ranked No. 34 in the "Best Online Master's in Special Education" by onlineschoolsreport.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 9 in the "Best Legal Studies Degrees" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 2 in the "14 Cheap Doctorates in Curriculum and Instruction Online 2019" by BestValueSchools.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 5 in the "Top 45 Cheapest Master’s in Educational Technology Online 2019" by BestValueSchools.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 11 in the "The 30 Best Online Master's in Educational Leadership Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 4 in the "The 10 Best Online Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 4 in the "10 Most Affordable Master’s in Public Administration Online 2018" by GradSchoolHub.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Best Online Doctorate in Educational Technology Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 2 for "Best Bachelor's in Special Education Online Degree Programs" by BestCollegeReviews.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 9 for "Best Legal Studies Degrees" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)
  • UWF Doctoral Program welcomed to the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) Consortium (2018)
  • Ranked No. 12 in the list of "Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees in Special Education" by BestEducationDegrees.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 18 for the "Most Affordable Online Master's in Educational Leadership" by BestCollegesOnline.org (2018) 
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Top 15 Best Applied Behavior Analysis Online Programs" by AppliedBehaviorAnalysisPrograms.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Best Online Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Most Affordable Online Doctoral Degrees" by SR Education Group (2018)
  • Ranked No. 17 in the "Best Early Childhood Education Degrees" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)
  • Ranked by MastersProgramGuide.com for the Best Online Master's Programs (2018) 
    • No. 48 in the "50 Best Online Master of Special Education Degree Programs"
    • No. 40 in the "50 Best Online Master of Public Administration Programs"
  • Ranked No. 5 for the "Best Online Doctorate's in Curriculum and Instruction" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

  • Ranked No. 3 in the "Top 40 Online Master's Degrees in Computer Science" by Intelligent.com (2020)
  • Ranked No. 36 in Best Online Master's in Computer Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 2 in the IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware (Robotics) competition (2019)
  • Ranked No. 14 in the "Best Online Master of Mathematics Degree Programs" by MastersProgramsGuide.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 27 in the "The Best Online Master’s in Computer Science Programs" by OnlineMasters.com (2019)
  • Ranked No 7 in the "33 Cheap Master’s in Computer Science Online 2019" by BestValueSchools.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 7 in the "Top Online Master's Degrees in Geographic Information Systems" by BestCollegeReviews.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 29 in the "Best Master's Degrees in Environmental Science" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 26 in the "Top 50 Institutions for Online Master's Degrees in Computer Science" by MastersProgramGuide.com (2018)

Usha Kundu, MD College of Health

  • Ranked No. 25 for the Best Online Master's in Healthcare Management by CollegeConsensus.com (2020)
  • Ranked No. 125 in Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Ranked No. 1 in the "Best Online Bachelor's in Health Science Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 23 in the "Best Online Master of Healthcare Administration Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 3 in the "Best Online Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 4 in the "25 Best Affordable Master’s in Public Health Online Degrees 2019" by AffordableSchools.net (2019)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Best Online RN to BSN Program" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 24 in the "Best Online Master's in Public Health Program" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • Ranked No. 3 in the "10 Most Affordable Master’s in Public Health Online 2018" by GradSchoolHub.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 6 in the "Top 25 Most Affordable Online Master's in Public Health" by Healthcare-Management-Degree.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 20 in the "30 Best Online Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration Degrees" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 25 in the "50 Best Online Master of Public Health Online Degree Programs" by MastersProgramGuide.com (2018)
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